Iowa Hawkeyes placekicker Marshall Koehn ran an unofficial 4.60 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis today, according to TheScore, and that is the fastest 40-time for a kicker in a decade according to Chris Burke of Sports Illustrated.
That 4.6 40 by Iowa's Marshall Koehn is the fastest time by a kicker in at least a decade.
— Chris Burke (@ChrisBurkeNFL) February 26, 2016
Video of Koehn’s 40-yard-dash may be seen below.
It isn’t entirely surprising that Koehn would have a fast 40-time. as he has a long and lean build at six feet tall and 200 pounds flat. He also has a cannon for a leg, having drilled a 57-yard field goal against Pittsburgh earlier this season. To get that kind of power and momentum behind a kick, one has to have pretty solid speed.
Koehn was also a four-year letterman in soccer in high school and was a two-year letterman in wrestling. Thus, not only is he fast, but his footwork must be great as well.
Stay tuned to Campus Sports for further updates from Koehn’s path to the NFL!
*Featured Photo (above) credit to Iowa Hawkeyes